5 Free NJ Events This Weekend: February 5 – 7


Mr. Groundhog predicted an early Spring this year which means it’s time to get out and celebrate with these free events happening this weekend. Travel to the Bluebird Farm to celebrate the year of the Monkey with the quirky alpacas, spend a day in the park and observe the waterfowl, or get your kids prepared for Valentine’s day and build a Valentine’s day mail box with Home Depot.

Wherever you go this weekend, make sure to share your adventures using the hashtag #NJMOM on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

Photo via Erin Nicastro Photography.

learning express holdallMeet Minnie Mouse {Featured Event}
Sunday, February 7th, 2016 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Learning Express Toys of Holmdel
2107 State Route 35
Holmdel, NJ
Cost: Free


Free Museum entrance at over 25 Museums in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania {Featured Event}

1. Chinese New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Bluebird Farm Alpacas are ringing in the year of the Monkey at the Chinese New Year Celebration. On February 6th, you and your little ones have the chance to meet, greet, feed, and photograph with these friendly animals. There will also be a chance to win some prizes at the event.
Bluebird Farm Alpacas
44 Willow Avenue, Peapack NJ

2. Winter Waterfowl Walk
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Take a stroll through Liberty State Park with the nature center staff to witness the birds of winter. The Waterfowl are a magnificent flock of birds that call Liberty State Park their home during the winter season. Not only will you be able to observe these wonderful birds, you will also get a glimpse of the beautiful Hudson River.
Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City NJ

3. Build a Valentine’s Mailbox
February 6th, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ever wondered what a Valentine’s mailbox would look like? The professionals at Home Depot are holding a wonderful, hands-on event at all participating stores to create a Valentine’s Mailbox for your child’s Valentine’s day cards.
Event will be taking place at any participating Home Depot.

4. Lunar New Year and Welcome Spring Festival
Sunday, February 7th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Experience the joys of watching a festive parade march through the woods, attend an animal show, take part in the many and games, and help the community in welcoming spring at the Lunar New Year and Welcome Spring Festival. Join the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary in Spring festivities to celebrate the time of the year when the groundhog makes weather predictions and the Lunar New Year marks the start of a new cycle. Make sure to pre-register and come dressed for outside weather.
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
324 Forest Dr. S., Short Hills NJ

5. Shen Yun Chinese Cultural Celebration
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Whole Foods in Clark is hosting a Shen Yun Cultural Celebration that will be showcasing some astounding calligraphy and a cultural tea ceremony in celebration of this years Chinese New Year.
Whole Foods Market
Raritan Road & Walnut Avenue, Clark NJ

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